Firstly I must point out that the Holiday Village Red Sea is a completely different complex than the Coral Sea Holiday Village although both are branded Coral Sea Holiday Village, which seems to quite confusing on this site as they appear as they are the same place, they are not !
We have just returned from a week at the Holiday Village Red Sea and had a fantastic time, we were fortunate enough to be upgraded to a swim up room in block 7 which was brilliant and has really spoil us. The room was cleaned and towels changed every day and the cleaner was really good.
Check in was quite fast and after check in we were taken with our luggage to our room on a golf buggy, we had to chase the driver / attendant to give him a tip, so much for them expecting a tip.
The complex is kept really clean and the gardeners and cleaners work late into the night keeping the place clean and tidy.
The entertainment is ok but nothing special but the First Choice Reps do there best.
The food in the main restaurant and the 3 al la carte restaurants was good and we couldn’t complain about any of them, there was even beef wellington on at the main restaurant one night, non of us had the “sharms” at all.
As for creepy crawlies all we saw was ants, small lizards and mosquitoes, well didn't actually see the mosquitoes but certainly felt them after they bit us.
We did the “Red Sea Cruise” which was good but not really advisable unless your quite a strong swimmer and snorkeler, maybe the “Glass Bottom Boat or the “Semi Submarine” would be better, but to see the coral reefs and fish is a MUST, we also did the “Sinai By Night” which was a good afternoon / evening out to see an insight into how the Bedouins live and to see the stars at night with no light pollution was amazing.
You will get hassled if you go outside the complex, so be aware of this and prepare for it.
On your return journey, Sharm el Sheikh airport is a nightmare, upon entering the terminal you have to scan your bags and yourself, then you go to check in, then your given a card to fill in before you go through passport control, then you have to go through yet another scan before you get into the departure lounge.
But all in all a very highly recommended holiday and hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Offering the unsurpassed panoramic views of the Red Sea, Coral Sea Holiday Village Resort presents a comprehensive under-one-roof concept that meets the need of every discerning leisure traveler. This 5-star resort houses: 484 elegant guest rooms with modern amenities, superbly-designed facilities and 13 exciting dining and lifestyle choices for a multi-dimensional experience. It is our privilege to enchant our guests with courteous and attentive service that is the hallmark of Coral Sea Holiday Village Resort; we deliver only the best! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Coral Sea Holiday Village Hotel Sharm El Sheikh